Camera Work Seminar 8
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Learning outcomes of the course unit
To prepare students for cameraman work.
Mode of study
Presentation of instructor knowledge, film screenings and analyses.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Knowledge of Camera theory and practice.
The higher-level education cycle covers the complete activity of the main cameraman with a view to the creation of drama and of course does not omit the sense of expert erudition nor other genres.
A particular emphasis is placed by the instructor on the cameraman's dramaturgy methods in application as laid out and presented below.
- The screenplay and cameraman dramaturgy
- The characteristics of of B/W cinematography and creation of the lighting mood
- Studio lighting - What types of light sources do we use? - Day, Evening, Night, facial, window, lighting sources in the image, exposure - how actor and camera movement complicates all of this.
- Cameraman opportunities and styles - „Film look“, Fashionableness - Timelessness.
- Ambient lighting - reducing contrast using artificial sources - pitfalls in linking interior and exterior images, large exteriors - churces - stations - and the like.
- Exteriors - landscape - city
- Night as a particularly difficult cameraman task.
- Advertisements, documentaries, the TV medium and multimedia.
- The actor in the light, lenses and movement.
- Cameraman schools (CZ, USA, F, UK, I, G and others).
- The cameraman as a consistent technician, original distribution (mass) copies as a result of the cameraman's work.
- Theory and practical preparations for student exercises.
Recommended or required reading
Ján Šmok:Teorie skladby fotografického obrazu
Kris Malkiewicz: Film Lighting
Gerald Millerson:Technique of Lighting for Television and Film
Assessment methods and criteria
Conditions for successfull completion of the course: class participation! Course paper: the student selects a story. Prepares an cameraman's explication for the filming implementation. The purpose of the course work is the relationship beteween the verbal expression of the story or message and its resulting audiovisual artefact.
Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:
The schedule has not yet been prepared
Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:
Room No. 230
|Date||Day||Time||Tutor||Location||Notes||No. of paralel|
|Tue||15:40–17:15||Vladimír SMUTNÝ||Room No. 230